On Tue, Jun 29, 2010 at 3:18 PM, Tres Seaver <tsea...@palladion.com> wrote:
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>> Subject: FAILED : Zope Buildbot / zope2.12 slave-osx
>> From: jdriessen at thehealthagency.com
>> Date: Sun Jun 27 13:01:37 EDT 2010
>> URL: http://mail.zope.org/pipermail/zope-tests/2010-June/015850.html
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> The failing test here looks completely absurd:
>
> - ------------------------------- %< -----------------------------------
> Failure in test
> /Users/buildslave/.buildout/eggs/zope.testbrowser-3.6.0a2-py2.6.egg/zope/testbrowser/README.txt
> Failed doctest test for README.txt
>  File
> "/Users/buildslave/.buildout/eggs/zope.testbrowser-3.6.0a2-py2.6.egg/zope/testbrowser/README.txt",
> line 0
>
> - ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> File
> "/Users/buildslave/.buildout/eggs/zope.testbrowser-3.6.0a2-py2.6.egg/zope/testbrowser/README.txt",
> line 1248, in README.txt
> Failed example:
>    browser.lastRequestPystones < 10000 # really big number for safety
> Expected:
>    True
> Got:
>    False
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> What in the name of all that is holy is that supposed to be testing
> (much lest documenting)?  In other words:  who wants to argue for not
> ripping that useless (so I assert ;) assertion out?

The above is attempting to document the fact that the
lastRequestPystones exists and is a number.  If I were to write the
test today I'd use a mocking framework to fix the number returned so the
example is more direct, but it seems sufficient as-is.
-- 
Benji York
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